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Australia v India, 1st Test at Adelaide Oval Dec 6-10.

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  1. DaRick

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    Wade did.

    I'm also not sorry that Mitch was dropped. He was faring almost as poorly as Shaun.

    I also hope that Shaun turns it around, but I'm pessimistic.
     

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    Rumour going around that Finch averages 11 opening the batting. That’s got to be so wrong, I mean no one in their right mind would have selected him to open the batting....scoff...
     
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    What is a realistic pass mark for Shaun Marsh in his second dig? 50?
     
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    I mean, he opened in the UAE and did well, makes sense they'd try him there at home.
     
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    You have to give Marsh another test. Finch will get 3 to prove himself along with Harris. There isn't anything in the shield demanding selection. Geez Finch averaged 45 in the UAE give him to boxing day if not farewell. It's one innings you muppets. Burns, Maxwell, Renshaw wouldn't have made a lick of difference

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    Not sure Burns is the answer. He has the same technical problems as Finch.

    Disappointed for Finch, would love to have seen him stand up and make some runs, that was a terrible shot.
     
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    Joe Burns is a much better batsman than Aaron Finch.
     
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    I think Finch can succeed down the order.

    But honestly it doesn't matter who we bring in, our batting stocks are at their lowest they've been in over 30 years.

    Anyone you bring in from our weak Shield competition will fail.

    It's all just shuffling seats on the Titanic.

    Marsh does have to go though due to age.
     
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    Problem is that besides Harris, Burns has the best SS record of all the openers, plus he's opened more than Finch has in recent times (in red-ball cricket).

    Finch was more suitable for the UAE because he would face a lot of spin and not much movement, but at home playing against more pace bowling I think that Burns is more likely to succeed despite his technical faults and his reputation for being a poor starter. Burns also has a better temperament than Finch IMO, so I think he's more likely to make a big score.

    I would still give Finch the next Test though.

    The truth is that there are no easy answers. Harris, Handscomb and Head at the very least looked promising so I'm happy to back them for the next few Tests.
     
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    Yeah pretty much. Even though there are shield attacks stronger than some international attacks if you're not averaging 40 in the shield you have little hope of averaging it in test cricket.
     
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    My first post in the forum.

    Exciting two days of test cricket helped with ample serving of poor strokeplay from batsmen from both sides and I think the match is pretty evenly poised right now. I would have had India ahead considering Australia are batting last, but given Head's still solid at the crease and our side is literally the worst around in getting the tail out cheaply, think the match is about pretty even now. India wouldn't want to concede a lead of more than 50-60 runs to set a decent target for Australia in the 4th dig.

    Indian attack is not the kind of one that runs through sides like SA or Australia, it's generally an attack that is very disciplined and waits on the opposition to commit mistakes. India got the top 6 of England out for next to nothing regularly last series but Sam Curran counterattacked almost everytime and threw spanner in the works of the Indians every match he played and bailed England out of trouble. One genuine difference between India and Australia is the 7-11 batsmen, the Indian tail is composed of genuine tailenders, none of their fast bowlers can bat with the exception of Kumar, whereas Australia are quite clearly better in that regard. The lower order ultimately proved to be the difference in the England tour and it can happen here too provided someone plays the Curran role for Australia in the series, possibly Starc?
     

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    It's a bloody good test match. Evenly poised after 2 days with India slightly in front.
    As for our batting. SMarsh has to be dropped. It's embarrassing he's even in the team.
    Unless he scores a century in the 2nd innings he's dropped.
    He's 35. He's not a legend with the bat Swap him out for a talented 25 year old.
     
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    Name me that talented 25 year old.
     
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    Don't be lazy. Have a look yourself and tell me there's no-one at State level, who's 25 and under who couldn't replace a 35 year old plodder.
     
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    “there's no one else”

    No. **** off. The standard Marsh has set for the past 11 months is no longer “average 45 at shield level to get a 40 test level”. He is averaging what, 12 for his last 13 innings? 6 in a row below 10? Just a disgraceful record and he can't “get the series”, we don't need the likes of Burns or Maxwell to average 40 to outperform Marsh, we need double figures....
     
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    He’s totally head f@#&ed he won’t ever be the same after this.
    He’s destroyed.
    Eventually it will all come out what actually happened and who knew what.
     
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    Pick your own, they just need to be capable of getting double figures
     
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    Na, JB's alright.
     
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    That's got zero to do with their record you banana, what a stupid comment.

    Smith is comfortably the better test batsman.
     
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    Not exactly a road out there. The Indian bowlers have hit very good areas.

    Game on as far as i'm concerned.
     
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    We trail by 60 runs with 3 wickets in hand, it's far from unwinnable. They key is Starc/Head digging in for an hour tomorrow morning and bridging the gap.

    The other big issue is you can't see Kohli failing twice.
     
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    Probably gets dropped if he doesn't make 100.
     
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    Burns will get shown up at test level once again if he's selected. Walking wicket to quality bowling. If he was any good, he'd still be in the side.
     
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    Well batted Travis Head.

    Gotta love good Head.
     
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